Friday, April 23, 2021

Home: Habitat, Range, Niche, Territory (The Murderbot Diaries #4.5) by Martha Wells

Tor, April 2021 (original publication May 2020)

This is a short story, more of a vignette, a linking scene between Exit Strategy and Network Effect. It's interesting, enjoyable, and provides something we don't get in most Murderbot stories: it's from Dr. Ayda Mensah's viewpoint. We see the PTSD she's suffering from after the events of Exit Strategy from the inside, rather than Murderbot's working it out from observation.

It's a very interesting, useful story if you are a reader of the Murderbot Diaries, and probably not at all a good introduction to the series if you haven't. In that case, you should go find All Systems Red, the first one, and start there. You won't regret it.

Recommended for those who are already fans of the series. I bought this story.

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